Prometheus, a prequel to Ridley Scott’s ALIEN . The film starts off with a group of scientist who find cave findings and hieroglyphics with a strange pattern of lights. Flash forward a few years a crew of people [two of the scientist from the findings are included] wake up from a cryogenic sleep [Just like in Alien]. They hope to find a species of aliens said to live in a galaxy similar to ours. With it’s own life source, and it’s own sun. LV-223
The thought of this planet is that the aliens that live there are our actual creators. The crew sets out to find proof of their existence, to see if we come from them, and if we do, why?
As the crew ventures into the planet the suspense starts to settle in. The atmosphere was captured perfectly, dark, damp, and eerie. They find something, that could answer some of mankind’s questions. The movie is shot well, the planet looks awesome, and a lot better than I expected. I was expecting your typical sci-fi “planet”. Lot’s of rock and sand, and no depth. But what you get here is nothing like that. On the exterior, the planet looks desolate, but once they enter further into the planet we get layers, and some incredible visuals.
The movie doesn’t pick up right away, Ridley does a great job setting up the atmosphere, keeping you waiting for it to all come down. When it does, it comes with a wrath, and fury. Maybe the answers they were looking for wasn’t worth the trip to ask. What would happen when your beliefs are questioned, when you finally find a source to every question imaginable, and what if then, the things you believed in the most were to turn on you. This film takes the creators and makes them the destroyer.
If you’re looking for a good horror sci-fi film, look no further. This movie has the whole package. Atmosphere, suspense, science fiction, and terror. The acting was on point, the escalation between the characters, the tension, and the build up was all awesome.
I was hoping to see some type of homage to ALIEN. I did, and it ruled.
Go watch Prometheus, and keep your mouth closed. [You’ll see]. The film did have some cliche moments, but what sci-fi flick nowadays doesn’t? But overall Ridley Scott did not disappoint.
7.75/10 rotting corpses